This weeks’ challenge at the Shabby Tearoom is about aqua, pink, neutrals and flowers, all in true ‘shabby’ style! Always a fun place to start…
I began with a kraft card base and dry brushed some white acrylic paint around the edges. Then I took three patterned papers to assemble the panel and stitched them together. The tea cups were stamped with Papertrey Inks’ Tea for Two’ additions. The bottom two cups were stamped on white card stock. The ‘chintz’ patterned cup on the bottom was then stamped with a background from ‘Bitty Background Blocks’ and colored with copies. The middle cup was stamped with another background from the same set, but with ‘Pretty in Pink’ ink from Stampin’ Up. The top teacup was stamped with a third background from the same set, this time with Hawaiian Shores ink (Papertrey Ink) on to pink card stock.
I think the other little bits of ephemera came from Crafty Secrets. They’ve been sitting (make that crammed) in an old jello mold that I throw odds and ends into, on my desk! Taking my cue from the inspiration photo (below), I filled the top teacup with peonies! I cut some paper flowers down the middle with scissors, before adding them to the card. The little gold leaf that is tucked in next to them, also came from my catch-all! If you look closely, you may be able to see two die cuts made from waxed paper. The effect is very soft and a bit etherial, much better seen in person. The ribbon is seam binding that I hand dyed with reinkers. The button was salvaged from an old shirt and tied with linen thread.
This is the inspiration photo…
If you would like to peek at all of the creations for this challenge, you can visit the Shabby Tearoom HERE.
Thanks for visiting. If you’re ever in ‘the Valley of the Sun’, lets get together for a little tea party. I know just the place!